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a little while ago jesse jackson jr. said that he has been suffering from bipolar we haven't seen him at all he is at the mayo clinic he has won this race. there is really no place for you to be tonight. he is not here, sandy is not here his family is not here as a matter of fact the rev. we hear tonight is in ohio. can you hear us? >> that's why we are at an election night party here in the second congressional district in madison at the sports bar and grill you know jesse jackson jr. had problems, lots of well-documented problems in the past few months but winning this election was never expected to be one of them, tonight we can confirm that he remains at the mayo clinic in minnesota he voted by absentee ballot and there was no party for him so that's why we have been here talking with these constituents i just want to tell you a few minutes ago i did get a text message from his spokesperson and i will read it back to you know, the tax says my deep and sincere thanks to the people of the second congressional district i am humbled and moved by the support shown today, every day i t
facing new pressure today congressman jesse jackson jr. being investigated for possibly misusing campaign cash. jesse jackson jr. has left the mayo clinic but he does remain in minnesota at this hour and tea is there for an outpatient treatment only there with his parents however his wife is here in the south shore neighborhood, one tonight facing scrutiny herself because the wall street journal is reporting that the feds are after her as well. perhaps putting the squeeze on the congressman's wife to make her case. of course it's incredibly effective, it does not make right in my opinion. this ex gov afraid that his own wife may end up in jail if his own wife did not cooperate with the federal government the wall street journal reports that it's happening to sandy jackson the congressman's wife to. o. >> they did nothing but spread her name in the mud the character down flights of stairs as far as representation is concerned and she did nothing but love her husband public reports say that sandy jackson was complicity in the alleged misuse of the campaign funds and now she could be in tro
any wrongdoing and will remain the commander in afghanistan. congressman jesse jackson junior has left the mayo clinic in rochester where he was being treated for bipolar disorder. his whereabout are not known at this time but the investigation into his campaign money misspending is now widening. wgn's robert jordan is live at city hall with the latest. latest report on congressman jesse jackson jr. and the investigation into the alleged misuse of campaign funds is spreading to possibly include the congressman's wife. according to the wall street journal federal prosecutors are reviewing evidence suggesting that sandy jackson was complacent. involved. congressman jackson returns to the mayo clinic a few months ago for treatment of bipolar disorder. caracoling on jackson to step up and be accountable. >> i think congressman jackson it is incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions. >> we're in a position of public trust when we run for office. we are held to higher levels. >> congressman jesse jackson jr. was a big supporter of that effo
aldermen sandy jackson's vote. it's a budget that i think fundamentally balances our budget but it does it by not raising property taxes, not raising sales tax not raising the energy tax. 9 million more would be invested in early childhood education after-school programs and jobs children's eye exams and programs to address domestic violence. her husband congressman jesse jackson is still absent from congress as a cloud of federal investigation surrounds them. missing another city council meeting that makes two in a row for this month alone. impatient politicians appear to want the congressman to come forward with the truth about his campaign finances for the sake of the second district. if it's beyond a health issue its and urgency and necessity for the congressman to come to terms with the fact that he has to make a decision very very soon. out of respect for his constituents. as city hall sympathy seemed to lie with sandy jackson as the alderman wife and mother who is keeping everything at tied both professionally and personally she has the worst attendance record of any aldermen ye
. >> reverend jesse jackson did not comment today on reports that his son congressman jesse jackson jr. may be negotiating a plea agreement with federal authorities. the senior jackson spoke at the rainbow push coalition today. that plea agreement for his son reportedly covers questionable campaign spending on home improvements. jackson jr. was reelected despite sitting out the campaign to get treatment for bipolar disorder. he has not been charged. >> a 21-year-old man from crown point, indiana, was killed after a drunk driver crashed in to his truck on the dan ryan expressway. it happened near 95th street at around 1:30 a.m. this morning. police say that phillip briner of crown point was headed south when another driver also driving a truck, crossed several lanes and crashed into briner. a witness saw both vehicles bounce off the side of barriers on the expressway before coming to a stop. briner died at advocate christ medical center about 30 minutes after the accident. police say that the other driver admitted to drink
>> we're live on the south side outside the jackson home. >> after days of trying to locate the jackson family the elusive sandy jackson appears before residence in her ward tonight working she says while her husband remains in minnesota being treated for his bipolar disorder while she may have the worst record for attendance at city hall cindy jackson claims that she's working through the hard times right now by working for the seventh ward after reports about the fbi investigating her to she says this in an exclusive interview tonight. >> tell us about the federal investigation, which you can share on the record. >> there's nothing i can share on the record. this is the first time we have heard from mrs. jackson since reports surfaced that she is under federal investigation like her husband. tonight she makes it clear that work is where things are going even though city records show that she has missed more city council meetings than any other aldermen. they're concerned about how they will see and educate their children and how they're going to get employed especially i
obama. congressman jesse jackson junior will not be released from the mayo clinic before election day. jackson has already voted by absentee ballot and has no plans for a public appearance on election night. jackson was recently re-admitted to the clinic for treatment of bi-polar disorder. he also suffers from gastro- intestinal problems. he has not campaigned since taking a medical leave of absence in june. next we go live to the new york stock exchange. how some financial giants in lower manhattan will operate while waiting for their offices to dry out in the wake of hurricane sandy. and later in lunchbreak the chef from river north's zed 451 is here with his savory recipe for roasted butternut squash with bacon vinaigrette. at was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen®. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. flexpen® is insulin del
with him for that. >> speaking out against congressman jesse jackson jr. is he cutting a deal, prosecutors hoping to stay out of prison. >> we're here with reaction to reports of a plea deal talk. >> he is under federal investigation for breaking campaign finance law. >> i really am angry at him because i was very supportive of him being bill. >> that anchor given the extended absence of jesse jackson jr. is mounting, first reports of used campaign funds to decorate his $2.5 million washington home and now the latest bombshell being reported by the sun times the $40,000 in campaign cash was used to buy it prolix watch for a female acquaintancea rolex watch for a female friend. as soon as the sun times story broke there were multiple reports that the congressman who came into victory tuesday has long been working with the fed's on the plea deal that would bear him jail time. his name came up in 2008 and led to the conviction of gov rod blagojevich, jackson denied involvement and was never charged. >> jackson has also been romantically linked to washington hostess and model it's the tot
workouts, alderman cindy jackson says she's dealing with hard times are working for the residence your award. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. >> and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >> alderman said the jackson told the beauty in last night that despite her problems she is working hard for the people for war. >> all i can do is stay focused on the work there were doing. that is how i feel my days. i know that there are other families out there that go through personal tribetrials and tribulations and they have to continue working just as mine does. that they say she was a no show for today's big budget vote. in fact she has missed several city council hearings in the past four months. according to city clerk reckitt she has the worst attendance records when it comes to city council members parishes worst record of all 50 alderman. they said her attendance as of late has to do with her husband's legal woes. her husband is under federal under investigation for misuse of campaign funds to redecorate their wash
protection... citing her role as honorary consul to south korea. wgn has learned that alderman sandi jackson is back in washington d-c. she got there last night because of a family health issue not related to her husband jesse jackson jr. she usually goes to d.c. on weekends, but left early because of the family health issue. sandi jackson was absent from yesterday's budget vote at city hall. jackson called in sick yesterday, making this her second missed budget vote. a year after metra's biggest fare hike ever, the transit agency board may be coming back for more- raising fares once again. the board voted a short time ago. and they voted 72 to raise the price of the tickets by 11 percent. the riders said they were unhappy with the decision but they said they have no choice. they have no option but to commute into the city each day. the company that makes twinkies and ho-ho's announced this morning it's going out of business. thousands of employees are out of a job. wgn's judy wang reports from the hostess factory in schiller park. a big blow just days before thanksgiving. hostess set a de
. no democrat has made a move to seriously challenge her. >> the seventh award alderman sandy jackson's get the city council meeting this morning and is not commenting on a wall street report she may have been involved in spending campaign cash on furniture for their home. >> the latest information about the fed's going after sandy jackson says to me that plea negotiations somehow got derailed. there was a sticking point, do not know what it is. maybe he does not want to do jail time and they are pushing jail time. congressman jackson remains in minnesota. >>he used taxpayer financed office to conduct private business. former speakers are allowed to use government office five years after they have stepped up. it is illegal for them to use the office for commercial purposes. use his office to conduct research on a commercial venture. the former controller of dixon of illinois guilty. >> the numbers in this story are staggering. one of the biggest abuses of public trust in the history of illinois. $53.7 million stolen over a period of about two decades. prosecutors say that she is the mon
on congress and jesse jackson jr. to address future plans. i think that congressman jackson it is incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions. outside of one of the recorded phone messages jackson has not been heard from he has been under treatment for depression and bipolar to disorder. it was revealed that he was under investigation for possibly miss using campaign funds to furnish his home in d.c. congressman danny davis spoke out about the investigation today into senator dick durbin. and senator dick durbin. >> it looks like there will be some determination as to how factual allegations are and i think the congressman will make a decision based upon that. sources tell wgn tonight that the congressman is not represented and he was overwhelmingly reelected to office last tuesday. and romijn emanuel also dealing with city hall officials accused of illegally taping phone conversations of local journalists. he's saying it's much ado about nothing he added it's not policy to record interviews. last week he filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the c
with local leaders about the priorities of this district with a me congressman jesse jackson junior will stay in office, despite staying out of the public eye for several months. he won in a landslide victory over republican challenger brian woodworth and independent marcus lewis. jackson did not make any public appearances last night. but he did release a statement to his supporters, saying. i am humbled and moved by the support shown today. everyday, i think about your needs and concerns. once the doctors approve my return to work i will continue to be the progressive fighter you have known for years. yesterday's election returns were a vote for the status quo. while republicans held the house, democrats maintained their hold on the senate. the democrats picked up at least two new seats. and a third republican seat in maine went independent, and effectively democrat, assuming the new senator, angus king, caucuses with the democrats. w-g-n political analyst paul lisnek has been here since yesterday. he's in the newsroom with a closer look at what happened last night. i think one
jesse jackson junior may also be in talks with federal prosecutors for a plea deal. wgn's tonya francisco reports from city hall with details. he may have also bought a $40,000 gift for a female friend with campaign money. that is on top of the house ethics investigation on whether he offered to raise money for the girl is in exchange for being appointed to obama's old senate seat. pictures of him were released while he was receiving treatment for bipolar disorder over the summer. he has been spotted hanging out in a couple of washington d.c. bars after being released. >> a series of events came together in my life at the same time. they have been difficult to sort through. i'm human. i'm doing my best and i'm trying to sort through them all. >> just give the man a chance to heal. >> his father and his wife even she was missing in action from today's city council meeting. >> if reports are true that jackson is indeed working on a plea deal with federal prosecutors and if those negotiations are successful he could possibly keep his seat in congress. state representative-elec
in by kenny and sandy cook from jackson, georgia. he's defeated the penguin and the catwoman. can he stand up to the wiener dog? [ barks ] "home-wrecking rodent," sent in by bonnie and keith maier from lincoln, nebraska. woman: this is just ridicu-- oh, there he is. aah! aah! jeff, something's gonna get broke! aah! jeff: otis, keep him away from the door. aah! [ laughs ] and "lightning dolt," sent in by doreen and carlos hernandez from morgantown, north carolina. boy: dad, look. dad! dad, look. watch me fart. [ imitates farting ] [ thunder crashes ] [ all screaming ] all right, we're gonna put our studio audience to work. now time to vote. who will win the $10,000? will it be "the caped evader"... [ barks ] "home-wrecking rodent"... woman: jeff, something's gonna get broke! or "lightning dolt"? [ imitates farting ] [ thunder crashes ] find out when "afv" returns. looks like there's an opening for shipping coordinator. and i've got to pick someone. tough decision. [ thinking ] okay, you can be a rising star, or... but you just ordered a crispy mcchicken and a fresh-brewed sweet tea for
is expected to vote on the policy this week. secretary of state jesse jackson served as the grand marshall for the eighty-sixth annual vetrans day parade. the south side parade kicked off at forty-third and king drive this morning and ended with a special ceremony at victory monument. the parade will also recognize the momford point marines who were recently awarded the congressional gold medal. event organizers will be providing a lunch for homeless vets at mother price's feed clothe, and help the needy center at 2 o'clock. chicagoans are showing their appreciation in honor of veterans day -wgn's ana beleval has more from union hall, where people are assembling care packages and writing notes to the military. can lend a hand to honor veterans. i am here her with the franks space. started a beautiful foundation on behalf of their marine soldiers. what is going on behind us? >> we have a tremendous group of volunteers for giving up their day off to assemble care packages. they're going to assemble over a thousand care packages. >> i know that you mentor these people on the importance o
demons of leaded 79-73 with just four minutes to go. phil jackson has been named as a possible replacement. after an awful first two weeks. >> yesterday afternoon at the last season and this morning we had a final determination of a decision the bottom line is that the team was not winning at the pace that we expected the team to win here and we didn't see improvement. the bears and texans may be headed for a money track. jeffrey is listed with a head injury but he did practice today. the western golf association up for a game at the peninsula hotel tonight featuring the great tom watkins. tonight's fund-raiser will help the scholarship fund and the championship tore comes to the chicago area at the north shore country club next year. >> this is a great golf town, great golf courses all over the place in and great golf fans people love to play golf here. >> and there is still a lot of action. the admirals' are in a real issue out. shooed outshoot out the final was 7- 4. they took care of toledo tonight 76-50. overseas to germany where michigan state played they turned it all
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